FREE Bike Classes in Pomona

FREE Bike Class: Bike 1 – Back to Basics (Pomona) Saturday, June 8th

Has it been a while since you’ve been on a bike? Do you want to learn how to bike safely? The Bike 1 – Back to Basics class, presented by Metro, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, and Day One Pomona will help you improve your bicycling skills. You’ll learn how to start and stop with confidence, scan, and signal. We’ll show you how to adjust your bike and helmet before a ride, and teach you how to perform a simple inspection to ensure your bike is road-ready. This is not a Learn to Ride class.

Consider signing up for the other classes in this series:
Bike 2 – Rules of the Road (6/22)
Bike 3 – Street Skills (7/13)
All class participants get a free helmet and a set of bike lights!

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Class Size: Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register now to guarantee your spot! Register Here!

Here’s the Event on Facebook

**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**

Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike, but you aren’t comfortable using a bicycle for everyday travel or recreation, then this class may be for you. To build rider confidence, this class covers the basics of bike handling and shows participants how to improve their bike control skills. Please note: this is not a Learn to Ride class.

What You’ll Learn: What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks

Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure

Basic Bike Handling Skills: Balance / Mount & Dismount / Steering / Signaling / Scanning / Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro

What You’ll Need:
Please bring your bike in good working condition, unless you have requested a loaner bike. We recommend getting a tune up at your local bike shop if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time or if you aren’t sure that it’s working well.

All participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.

Registration & Waivers:
Participants ages 16 and up may participate in this class. All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor.

Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & Bicycling 101. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.

The Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition (PVBC) is a chapter of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) founded in March 2012. Our mission is to create better, more bike-able, and healthier streets for the residents in the Pomona Valley area and to empower both pedestrians and cyclists to make a positive impact and change in their local communities. We envision a healthier community where pedestrians and cyclists feel comfortable and secure on the streets, free of harm.

Pomona is ranked as the 18th most overweight/obese city in California and the 8th most overweight/obese city in Los Angeles County. Day One Pomona is currently working towards making Pomona a healthier city! Efforts include working with youth, residents and community partners to ensure the city makes healthy food available at city-sponsored events and meetings. We are also working to create more chances for physical activity and making the healthy choice the easy choice! Day One staff trains a group of youth to advocate for changes in their community and educate their peers and residents on how to make healthy choices and changes in their lives!

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Bike to Work Day & Pomona Color Wheels Ride!

Bike to Work Day Pit Stop – Thursday, May 16th • 7 am – 9am.

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Drop by the Claremont Depot (200 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711) by bicycle Thursday, May 16th and have a coffee and snack, grab some freebies, and get your bicycle checked by the Local Bike Stand for free (minor adjustments and maintenance only). RSVP on Facebook so we know how many pastries to bring 😁 Just down the road the La Verne Bicycle Coalition will be hosting a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop as well at Bonita & C st. La Verne La Verne Bike to Work Day Pit Stop on Facebook

Pomona Color Wheels Ride – Saturday, May 18th • 9 am – 12 pm.

Join the LA County Bicycle Coalition and its local chapter, Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, on an exploratory art and mural bike tour of Pomona presented by the Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program.

Meet at the dA Center for the Arts in downtown Pomona for pre-ride coffee and bicycle safety check by Vic’s Bikes on the morning of Saturday, May 18. The dA Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization that offers an array of exhibitions, studio art classes, and workshops. From there, our two-wheeled mural ride goes through the Art Colony to the Karl Benjamin mural, then to the Envision the Future mural, followed by a Millard Sheets Mall mosaic stop and ending at the Early Pomona Family Mural. This slow-paced casual ride is geared towards beginner riders.

Register for FREE

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Town & Gown Ride

Join us this Friday (April 19th) on the Town & Gown Ride – meet at Cal Poly Pomona’s campus police station, north-east end of the parking structure at 11 am. Just over 8 miles total.
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RSVP on Facebook & share the event with your friends!

Riders must wear a helmet, have a bike in good working order, and sign a waiver in order to participate. The ride will abide by all applicable traffic laws.

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Volunteer with us at Earth Day celebrations

Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition will be at the Claremont Earth Day celebration Sunday, April 14th and at the Pomona Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 20th. We’re looking for volunteers to help with set up, break down, and talking to people about the benefits of cycling! At Pomona we’ll be a bit more hands on, showing people the ABC Quick check and basic bicycle maintenance, at both events we’ll be distributing information about upcoming rides, signing people up to our newsletter and showing them safe streets and routes to ride.

Claremont Earth Day

Sunday, April 14th

Click here to volunteer

Pomona Earth Day flyer

Pomona Earth Day

Saturday, April 20th

Click here to volunteer

Even if you don’t plan on volunteering feel free to drop by and hang out with us, the more the merrier – let’s have fun & introduce more people to cycling!

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Clean Transportation Workshop – April 11th, 2019

On behalf of Clean & Green Pomona (well actually, as a proxy for Kyle Brown, Treasurer of C&G Pomona), I’m pleased to invite you to attend a free community workshop we are hosting in partnership with the Strategic Growth Council and California Air Resources Board on the many incentive and rebate programs they offer individuals, organizations, and municipalities to promote clean air transportation.  Millions of dollars are available from the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Transportation Investments programs. Many of these programs are aimed at cities just like Pomona. But learning about what incentives are available, and how to apply for them can be a confusing experience.

These programs may directly benefit community members.  In addition, the City may benefit from these programs through their recent decision to form a CCA.  A number of CCAs are using these program to encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on city and private property.  In addition they will be discussing programs to establish car-sharing programs, which may benefit those with limited transportation options as well as neighborhoods where parking has been an issue.

This free event is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th, from 3:00 – 5:30 pm at First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona  CA  91768.  Spanish translation provided for those who need it.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Scrap and replace vehicle incentive programs
  • Clean vehicle rebates and assistance
  • Car-sharing programs
  • Electric charging station programs
  • Other clean air opportunities

RSVP is requested, but not required to attend this free event.  You can RSVP via our Eventbrite site at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pomona-clean-transportation-workshop-tickets-58034249001

I hope you can join us, and encourage you to share this with others.

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